Pyramids of Dahshour, Giza

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Part of a World Heritage Site, Pyramids of Dahshour include several structures built between 2613 and 2589 BCE. Easily accessible from Cairo, the complex features a number of pyramids commissioned by the Pharaoh Sneferu. On a tour of the secluded archaeological site, you can admire the unusual Bent Pyramid, see the largely damaged Black Pyramid, and explore the interior of the Red Pyramid, the first smooth-sided pyramid in Egypt. Put Pyramids of Dahshour on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Giza road trip planner.
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  • After visiting the pyramids at Saqqara, we added on a side trip to Dahshour to see the Red, the Bent and the Black pyramids. Wow, the setting is in the desert and very picturesque. The pyramids are...  more »
  • Down the road 1.5 miles away from Bent Pyramid, is Red Pyramid. It is the world’s oldest true pyramid (341 ft tall/43°). This was also built by Sneferu after learning from his mistakes in Bent. We....  more »
  • The Dahshur pyramids were by far our favorite out of the Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur sites - there are far fewer visitors and it is magical to walk around and into the pyramids in this quiet setting...  more »

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